GUEST POST: Founder of Visualise Training and Consultancy and Seeing Beyond the Eyes CET roadshow lead, Daniel Williams has retinitis pigmentosa. In this article, he asks if it is time for a change when it comes to Certification of Vision Impairment (CVI). Whilst recognition that you have low vision is an advantage, when it becomes … Continue reading Is it time to review partially sighted or blind certification?
GUEST POST: Daniel Williams, Founder of Visualise Training and Consultancy, looks at how smart home technology can be life changing for blind and partially sighted people As the world becomes increasingly digital, it brings welcome channels of communication and independence for people with visual impairments. The latest development is Self-Monitoring Analysis and Reporting Technology (SMART) … Continue reading Smart Home Technology Increases Access and Independence for Blind and Partially Sighted people
GUEST POST by Elin I’ve always had an honest approach when it comes to writing about sight loss. If you scour through my blog’s archives, you’ll find posts on anxiety, loneliness, bullying and the misconceptions, just to name a few. I think that the fact I’ve offered a window view into these strands of my … Continue reading SIGHT LOSS: MY UNSPOKEN REALITY
Today’s guest post comes from Ella, author of the blog, Life of Ella. Ella is a First Class Honours graduate and a civil servant. She also happens to have nystagmus. Some people with nystagmus might think that university is not for them, but Ella is here to share her experiences of support and success. I … Continue reading Going to uni with nystagmus
A guest post by Gwyn McCormack, Director of Positive Eye: delivering training, courses and a unique product range to support the educational needs of children and young people with vision impairment Gwyn will deliver a ‘Supporting literacy and learning at home using everyday experiences’ workshop at our Open Day on 28 September. Sighted children develop … Continue reading The Market-ness of the Market Place – building concepts through everyday experiences
This guest post is from blogger, Sophie who shares her experience of living, laughing and loving with nystagmus in her blog ‘Nystagmus in a Nut Shell’. Nystagmus and Driving – what’s the real deal? Well, I’ve had experience in this matter, so let me share it with you… Can people with Nystagmus drive? Without a … Continue reading Nystagmus and driving by Sophie
GUEST POST, by Joanne Roughton-Arnold I am a member of the Nystagmus Network. I have ocular albinism with subsequent congenital nystagmus. I am a professional opera singer. Inspired by my recent work singing with the British Paraorchestra, I have started a new opera company formidAbility out of a passionate belief that this extraordinary art form can … Continue reading formidAbility
GUEST POST: Daniel Williams takes a tongue in cheek look at the benefits of being registered blind. It isn’t all bad – you won’t have initials after your name, but to be registered severely sight impaired (blind) you don’t need to have complete sight loss but will need to meet certain criteria. So, whilst you … Continue reading Look on the bright side of being registered blind
A guest post from Roselle Potts, Chair of the Albinism Fellowship on International Albinism Awareness Day 2019. ‘The prejudice and struggles facing people with albinism are sadly as present as ever in 2019… ‘International Albinism Awareness Day is with us again on 13 June and it’s a chance to reflect on the progress that has … Continue reading Why we’re helping people with albinism to stand strong
In the run up to Nystagmus Awareness Day on 20 June, we’re celebrating all your success stories in our campaign “How amazing are you?” Today Ursula shares her own amazing story. Hi guys! I just wanted to share my story with you as this may give other people with nystagmus, or parents that have children … Continue reading How amazing is Ursula?